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Author: KENYON, JANE
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Kenyon, Jane    Poet's Biography
76 poems available by this author


A BOY GOES INTO THE WORLD    Poem Text    
First Line: My brother rode off on his bike
Last Line: I at last can claim them as my own
Subject(s): Brothers & Sisters; Family Life; Childhood Memories; Relatives


AFTER AN ILLNESS, WALKING THE DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: Wet things smell stronger
Last Line: Imagines to the end that he is free
Subject(s): Dogs


AFTERNOON AT MACDOWELL    Poem Text    
First Line: On a windy summer day the well-dressed
Last Line: To find late innings of a red sox game?
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


ALONE FOR A WEEK    Poem Text    
First Line: I washed a load of clothes
Last Line: And allegorical. . . .
Subject(s): Solitude


AMERICAN TRIPTYCH: 1. AT THE STORE    Poem Text    
First Line: Clumps of daffodils along the storefront
Last Line: Pulley in the doorway of a country store
Subject(s): Country Stores


AT THE IGA: FRANKLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE    Poem Text    
First Line: This is where I would shop
Last Line: Never enough in the bank
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


AT THE PUBLIC MARKET MUSEUM: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA    Poem Text    
First Line: A volunteer, a daughter of the confederacy
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


BISCUIT    Poem Text    
First Line: The dog has cleaned his bowl
Last Line: Might have given him a stone
Subject(s): Dogs


BRIEFLY IT ENTERS, AND BRIEFLY SPEAKS    Poem Text    
First Line: I am the blossom pressed in a book
Last Line: When you think to call my name...
Subject(s): God


BRIGHT SUN AFTER HEAVY SNOW    Poem Text    
First Line: A ledge of ice slides from the eaves
Last Line: It, too, rises and falls
Subject(s): Snow; Neighbors


CHRISTMAS AWAY FROM HOME    Poem Text    
First Line: Her sickness brought me to connecticut.
Last Line: Forwarded, will begin to reach me here
Subject(s): Christmas; Absence; Nativity, The; Separation; Isolation


CHURCH FAIR    Poem Text    
First Line: Who knows what I might find
Last Line: Today, so they'll be ripe by saturday
Subject(s): Church Fairs


COATS    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw him leaving the hospital
Last Line: For irremediable cold
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


COMING HOME AT TWILIGHT IN LATE SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: Se turned into the drive
Last Line: And ate, and were grateful
Subject(s): Homecoming


DRAWING FROM THE PAST    Poem Text    
First Line: Only mama and I were at home
Last Line: To that, too
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


DUTCH INTERIORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Christ has been done to death
Last Line: With an air of cautious pleasure
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


EVENING SUN    Poem Text    
First Line: Why does this light force me back
Last Line: But does not consume / my heart
Subject(s): Childhood Memories


FEBRUARY: THINKING OF FLOWERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Now wind torments the field
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


HAPPINESS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There's just no accounting for happiness
Last Line: To the wineglass, weary of holding wine
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


HAVING IT OUT WITH MELANCHOLY    Poem Text    
First Line: When I was born, you waited
Last Line: Its bright, unequivocal eye
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


HEAVY SUMMER RAIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The grasses in the field have toppled,
Last Line: Lie shattered on the lawn
Subject(s): Rain; Loss


ICE OUT    Poem Text    
First Line: As late as yesterday ice preoccupied
Last Line: Sighs, sneezes, and closes his eyes
Subject(s): Nature


ICE STORM    Poem Text    
First Line: For the hemlocks and broad-leafed evergreens
Last Line: Extreme, which I intuit, but can't quite name.
Subject(s): Longing; Beauty


IN SEVERAL COLORS    Poem Text    
First Line: Every morning, cup of coffee
Last Line: For a part in the opera
Subject(s): Colors; Cats


INERTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: My head was heavy, heavy
Last Line: In a pile of mail
Subject(s): Centipedes; Inertia


INPATIENT    Poem Text    
First Line: The young attendants wrapped him in a red
Subject(s): Literary Form


KILLING THE PLANTS    Poem Text    
First Line: That year I discovered the virtues
Last Line: Flowers, the example of persistence
Subject(s): Plants; Planting; Planters


LEARNING IN THE FIRST GRADE    Poem Text    
First Line: The cup is read. The drop of rain
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Students


LET EVENING COME    Poem Text    
First Line: Let the light of late afternoon
Last Line: Comfortless, so let evening come
Subject(s): Evening; Time; Sunset; Twilight


MAN EATING    Poem Text    
First Line: The man at the table across from mine
Last Line: With a pearl-white plastic spoon
Subject(s): Food & Eating


MAN SLEEPING    Poem Text    
First Line: Large flakes of snow fall slowly, far
Last Line: Or like abel, broken, at his brotherís feet
Subject(s): Homeless


MAN WAKING    Poem Text    
First Line: The room was already light when
Last Line: Not the utter darkness he desired
Subject(s): Waking


MOSAIC OF THE NATIVITY: SERBIA, WINTER, 1993    Poem Text    
First Line: On the domed ceiling god
Last Line: Lodges and begins to grow
Subject(s): Balkan Conflicts (Yugoslavia); Christmas; Serbia; Nativity, The; Servia


NO STEPS    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The young bull dropped his head and stared
Last Line: In a zip-lock plastic sandwich bag
Subject(s): Bulls


NOT HERE    Poem Text    
First Line: Searching for pillowcases trimmed
Last Line: Or evening paper, unaware
Subject(s): Home; Mice


NOTES FROM THE OTHER SIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: I divested myself of despair
Last Line: To be mercy clothed in light
Subject(s): Heaven; Paradise


NOVEMBER CALF    Poem Text    
First Line: She calved in the ravine, beside
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


ON THE AISLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Goodbye to maui - to orchids on our plates
Last Line: And he runs for it
Subject(s): Air Travel; Farewell; Parting


OTHERWISE    Poem Text    
First Line: I got out of bed
Last Line: It will be otherwise
Subject(s): Family Life; Mortality; Relatives


PEONIES AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: White peonies blooming along the porch
Last Line: A loved oneís face
Subject(s): Peonies


PHARAOH    Poem Text    
First Line: The future ainít what it used to be
Last Line: Water, a book and a pen
Subject(s): Baseball


PHILOSOPHY IN WARM WEATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Now all the doors and windows
Last Line: Pulling up the corn
Subject(s): Heat


PORTRAIT OF A FIGURE NEAR WATER    Poem Text    
First Line: Rebuked, she turned and ran
Last Line: Then water enters, though it makes / no sound
Subject(s): Anger


POTATO    Poem Text    
First Line: In haste one evening while making dinner
Subject(s): Food Habits; Potatoes


PRIVATE BEACH    Poem Text    
First Line: It is always the dispossessedó
Last Line: And proper reward for work
Subject(s): Inanimate Objects


READING ALOUD TO MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: I chose the book haphazard
Last Line: And let them pull it free
Subject(s): Books & Reading; Fathers & Daughters; Mortality


STAYING AT GRANDMA'S    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes they left me for the day
Last Line: And leave the other there alone?
Subject(s): Grandparents; Holy Ghost; Religion; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers; Holy Spirit; Theology


SUN AND MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: Drugged and drowsy but not asleep
Last Line: On the table in the hall
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


SURPRISE    Poem Text    
First Line: He suggests pancakes at the local diner
Last Line: Accomplishment with which he has lied
Subject(s): Lies


TAKING DOWN THE TREE    Poem Text    
First Line: Give me some light! Cries hamlet's
Last Line: We're having, let it be extravagant
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


TEACHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes there's gravel on the bend
Last Line: While they wait for evening thaw
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


THE ARGUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: On the way to the village store
Last Line: And the wish to forestall the argument
Subject(s): Religion; Death; Theology; Dead, The


THE BAT    Poem Text    
First Line: I was reading about rationalism
Last Line: By suddenly coming near
Subject(s): Bats


THE BLUE BOWL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Like primitives we buried the cat
Last Line: But always says the wrong thing
Subject(s): Death - Animals; Cats


THE BLUE BOWL    Poem Text    
First Line: Like primitives we buried the cat
Subject(s): Cats


THE CALL    Poem Text    
First Line: I lunged out of sleep toward the ringin
Last Line: For a moment like still more rain
Subject(s): Sickness; Mothers; Rain


THE CLEARING    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The dog and I push through the ring
Last Line: Is wait for you to come back to me
Subject(s): Dogs; Love - Loss Of


THE POND AT DUSK    Poem Text    
First Line: A fly wounds the water but the wound
Last Line: Just clearing the pews
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE SHIRT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The shirt touches his neck
Last Line: Lucky shirt
Subject(s): Love; Clothing & Dress


THE SUITOR    Poem Text    
First Line: We lie back to back. Curtains
Last Line: For short visits, like a timid suitor
Subject(s): Happiness; Joy; Delight


THE WAY THINGS ARE IN FRANKLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Even the undertaker is going out
Subject(s): Americans; United States; America


THINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The hen flings a single pebble aside
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THINKING OF MADAME BOVARY    Poem Text    
First Line: The first hot april day the granite step
Last Line: The ant was struggling with its own desire
Subject(s): Nature


THIS MORNING    Poem Text    
First Line: The barn bears the weight
Last Line: Tremble as it passes
Subject(s): Farm Life; Snow; Agriculture; Farmers


THREE SONGS AT THE END OF SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: A second crop of hay lies cut
Last Line: It was the only life I had
Subject(s): Summer


TRAVEL: AFTER A DEATH       
First Line: We drove past farms, the hills terraced with sheep
Subject(s): Death; Literary Form; Dead, The


TROUBLE WITH MATH IN A ONE-ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: The others bent their heads and started in
Last Line: And changed, back to the class
Subject(s): Schools; Mathematics; Education; Schools; Shame; Students; Students


TROUBLE WITH MATH IN A ONE-ROOM COUNTRY SCHOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: The others bent their heads and started in
Last Line: And changed, back to the class
Subject(s): Education; Schools; Shame; Students


TWILIGHT: AFTER HAYING    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Yes, long shadows go out
Last Line: Grows wet with dew
Subject(s): Hay & Haymaking; Religion; Theology


WASH DAY    Poem Text    
First Line: How it rained while you slept! Wakeful
Subject(s): Flowers; Gardens & Gardening


WHAT CAME TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: I took the last / dusty piece of china
Subject(s): Loss


WHILE WE WERE ARGUING    Poem Text    
First Line: The first snow fell - or should I say
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


WHIRLIGIGS    Poem Text    
First Line: Two bearded men: one chops a log
Last Line: Waving our arms to scare the crows away
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


WINTER LAMBS    Poem Text    
First Line: All night snow came upon us
Last Line: Agree or disagree
Subject(s): Winter; Lambs; Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


WOMAN, WHY ARE YOU WEEPING?    Poem Text    
First Line: The morning after the crucifixion
Subject(s): Women


YARD SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Under the stupefying sun
Last Line: "and one she calls ""ghost with long legs."
Subject(s): Yard Sales